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RIM halts trading on awful financials, hires banks for ‘strategic review’

DARPA dreams of authentication using the way you type

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In DARPA’s vision of the future, you won’t be typing passwords anymore—because typing is the password. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investigating the feasibility of developing software that can identify a user based purely on the style and speed of his or her typing. “What I’d like...
DARPA dreams of authentication using the way you type

Tesla CEO and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

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As CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Elon Musk is methodically and intensely focused, but in conversation he’s surprisingly easygoing and willing to poke fun at himself. Somehow he’s actually pioneering space travel to Mars and also the first person to make the joke about how ridiculous that sounds....
Tesla CEO and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

UK investigating passive radar system to detect aircraft location, free up 5G spectrum

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Ready for a new radar system? The UK could be, if a new study is deemed a success. Thales, a French aerospace company which manufactures traditional radar systems, has received funding from the UK's Technology Strategy Board to study the feasibility of using TV signals to locate planes and...
UK investigating passive radar system to detect aircraft location, free up 5G spectrum

Weird Science rolls its dung while staring at the stars

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Darth Dung? No, that helmet is just used to confuse dung beetles by blocking out the starlight. Marcus Byrne Sitting in the dung, staring at the stars. Most of us go out of our way to avoid a steaming pile of feces. But not dung beetles—these insects pile right...
Weird Science rolls its dung while staring at the stars

RIM Halts Trading To Issue Business Update, Hires RBC And J.P. Morgan For “Strategic Review”

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Canadian smartphone manufacturer RIM has briefly ceased trading of their stock today in order to issue a “business update” from CEO Thorsten Heins to their stockholders. Though the release takes the time to outline some of the company’s recent personnel changes, Heins also points out that the company has enlisted...
RIM Halts Trading To Issue Business Update, Hires RBC And J.P. Morgan For “Strategic Review”

NASA, ESA test interplanetary network using LEGO robot

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NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have tested the feasibility of an interplanetary network connection by using LEGO. Using NASA's Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) protocol, the agencies hope to demonstrate the effectiveness of methods for Internet-like communications that may in the future connect space vehicles in orbit or habitats...
NASA, ESA test interplanetary network using LEGO robot
X-51A WaveRider hypersonic missile successfully hits Mach 5.1 in final test
NASA reportedly 'mulling over' mission to capture 550 ton asteroid and put it in lunar orbit
Wanted: an 'adventurous' surrogate for a Neanderthal baby
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ported to the $25 Raspberry Pi

Verizon's New Family Data Plans Won't Save You Money

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Consumers screamed for it. Verizon answered. Later this month, the U.S. cellular carrier will offer shared data plans for entire families. Instead of each device on an account being allotted its own data limit, all devices in a family plan will draw from the same data pool. Verizon boasts...
Verizon's New Family Data Plans Won't Save You Money

De-Anonymizing Social Network Users

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Interesting paper: "A Practical Attack to De-Anonymize Social Network Users." Abstract. Social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Xing have been reporting exponential growth rates. These sites have millions of registered users, and they are interesting from a security and privacy point of view because they store large amounts...
De-Anonymizing Social Network Users

Will your next digital camera run Android?

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Android, the ever popular Linux-based mobile operating system, has managed to work its way into smartphones, tablets, and embedded devices. Interestingly, the next step for Android seems to be taking over the digital camera market. Historically, digital cameras use proprietary firmware that is specific to the manufacturer’s products. Standardized (and...
Will your next digital camera run Android?

How Much Would It Cost To Store All US Phone Calls Made In A Year?

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An early criticism of Snowden's leak about NSA spying activity was that the $20 million annual cost for PRISM -- whatever that turns out to be -- was simply too low to be credible. One person who knows more about storage costs than practically anyone -- well, outside the...
How Much Would It Cost To Store All US Phone Calls Made In A Year?
Asteroid takeout—a one-billionaire mission to bring a 500-ton asteroid to Earth by 2025

How To Help Malaria Sufferers Without Using Patents: Crowdsourcing Diagnosis

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A little while back we wrote about Nathan Myhrvold's sniffy comment that if you're not doing anything to help people suffering from malaria, you have no right to criticize his patent troll operation, Intellectual Ventures. As we also noted, this argument is rather undermined by the fact that his research...
How To Help Malaria Sufferers Without Using Patents: Crowdsourcing Diagnosis

Dell Proceeds With Buyout Effort

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Dell Inc. has filed proxy materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its proposed acquisition by founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners, again contending that going private is the best course and announcing plans to hold a shareholder meeting July 18 to vote on the matter. In a...
Dell Proceeds With Buyout Effort

First Onion Talks spoofs compost cars so awesomely

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The Onion kicked off its first spoof of the TED Talks in its new series Onion Talks, and the subject is one that cleantech watchers will know dearly: cars that run on compost. If I saw this talk at a cleantech or sustainability conference, I would think it was real....
First Onion Talks spoofs compost cars so awesomely
Peanut Labs Launches Samplify, Promising A DIY, Flexible Approach To Market Research

Yes, An Independent Invention Defense For Patents Is Completely Feasible

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Mike has been advocating an independent invention defense against patent infringement for quite some time now -- that is, in the absence of actual copying, a patent holder should not be able to sue a subsequent innovator. There are plenty of posts going over the rationale for such a defense,...
Yes, An Independent Invention Defense For Patents Is Completely Feasible

FTC Evaluates Mobile Payment Tools

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A workshop will examine the security and feasibility of making payments on the fly via cell phone....
FTC Evaluates Mobile Payment Tools

MIT takes aim at secure, self-healing cloud

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What if a cloud computing infrastructure could recognize a cyberattack, eliminate it and never stop working while all that is being done? That's what researchers at MIT, with help from the federal government, are investigating the feasibility of....
MIT takes aim at secure, self-healing cloud

Researchers Propose “Computational Sprinting” To Speed Up Chips By 1000% – But Only For A Second

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A research team with members from University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania has been investigating the feasibility of what they call “computational sprinting,” a technique by which existing chips could be made to operate at hugely increased speeds for short periods of time. They have concluded that “it is...
Researchers Propose “Computational Sprinting” To Speed Up Chips By 1000% – But Only For A Second

Baidu internally testing Google Glass clone Baidu Eye

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Baidu is looking at possibly creating its own version of Google Glass. Following an April Fools' Day joke that apparently showed the company producing a head-mounted display with a number of similar features to Google's product, the Chinese search company has confirmed it is working on its own smart glasses,...
Baidu internally testing Google Glass clone Baidu Eye

Dailydirt: Fresh Drinking Water

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Potable water is an extremely valuable resource, even though most people take it for granted. Not too many people are concerned about "peak water" yet, but there are some folks looking into the feasibility of towing icebergs to places where clean water is scarce. There are numerous ways to get...
Dailydirt: Fresh Drinking Water

Scientists link rats to real-world 'Matrix' via the Internet

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Rodents connected by brain waves prove feasibility of a networked brain, sans Keanu Reeves. [Read more]...
Scientists link rats to real-world 'Matrix' via the Internet

Researchers turn to 19th century math for wireless data center breakthrough

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Researchers from Microsoft and Cornell University want to remove the tangles of cables from data centers. It's no small feat. With thousands of machines that need every bit of bandwidth available WiFi certainly isn't an option. To solve the issue, scientists are turning to two sources: the cutting edge...
Researchers turn to 19th century math for wireless data center breakthrough

Cellphone Pioneer Wins Prize Named for Radio's Inventor

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It seems hard to imagine a time before mobile phones. But they may not have arrived when they did without the work of Martin Cooper, which this week is being recognized with the $100,000 Marconi Prize. The first cellphones were built into cars, along with a lot of circuitry in...
Cellphone Pioneer Wins Prize Named for Radio's Inventor

Researchers devise contact lens with built-in LCD (video)

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Another day, another step towards technologically tricked out contact lenses. The latest development comes from researchers at the Centre of Microsystems Technology at Ghent University, who've developed a prototype lens with an embedded, spherical curved LCD that isn't limited to a paltry amount of pixels. As opposed to LED-based...
Researchers devise contact lens with built-in LCD (video)
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